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    Les Aventures de President Bongo 10/24

    Named and shaped in loving tribute to Tintin, the fabled Belgian journalist who defined what it meant to be an adventurer in the 20th Century, Les Adventures de President Bongo is a bonafide objet d‘art. Each of the 24 LPs is limited & numbered to a run of 100 copies, once the cycle is complete, the individual releases will Voltron into a unified whole that is projected to surpass the sum of its parts.
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    ONLY 50 copies of limited and numbered 100 copies pressed available for sale! Gluteus Maximus - Jane, mon amour vinyl record pressed on recycled, colored vinyl.

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1.
Radio Hanoi 00:34
Hello everyone, I am very pleased to present to you a very beautiful voice through pre-war love songs and evoke millions of hearts with so much love and passion.
2.
Bleed 00:26
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Everlasting 05:45
When they fall you are strong and the darkness wont last to long We cry cause we know summer is not everlasting I really try to image that we never happened No need for the stars to be right my palm had it wrong
4.
This is the house that love built Leave me the keys oh please oh please (when you) pack your bags and disappear The walls feel pale so stale so stale Now the clouds of dust are settling Drain my blues, my reds No more colour feels like I'm just dead This is the fork These are the ruins Will we not dance to another set of tunes? A museum of tears A textbook on shame What ever happened to our loving game? Kitchen tile by tile by tile diamonds of black and white throughout my soul Give me time oh time oh time so I may sweep away the pile of grime Night by night by night Sitting window-side not feeling right Watching cars go far go far Casting darkened rays for evermore This is the fork These are the ruins Will we not dance to another set of tunes? A museum of tears A textbook on shame What ever happened to our loving game?
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I am the Vocalist
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Ain't got nobody to call me baby anymore no one since my baby walked out the door with a broken heart the ... you tore apart No one to hold me like you did before why does it always have to be this way why couldn't it have lasted just one more day Ain't got nobody to call me baby anymore no one since my baby walked out the door ain't got nobody to call me baby anymore no one
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NO!
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America. A city upon a hill. A great nation built by frontiersmen and outdoor types always pushing westward, waging hand-to-hand war with the wilderness and the natives. A new breed in the history of civilization: stalwart, rugged, violent. Americans!

Once they had populated the Pacific Coast, a new frontier was devised: “the frontier of the 1960s, a frontier of unknown opportunities and paths, a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats,” as John F. Kennedy described it. Once stripped of the fancy rhetoric, it turned out, the New Frontier was Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan. First and foremost, it was the mythological base for a metaphor that likened every war to yet another ‘savage war’ against Indians.

Cut to Jane Fonda–oh Jane!–stuck in bed for three months, pregnant, horrified by the images on TV, as American bombers release their payloads on Vietnamese villages and villagers. Jane hears Simone de Beauvoir speak, she reads Malcolm X’s autobiography, she reads The Village of Ben Suc. Jane may be troubled and bulimic and unhappy, but–she realizes–she is privileged. If she doesn’t speak up, who will? She voices support for the Black Panthers and Native Americans. She travels to Hanoi in 1972. She asks her hosts to go live on radio. She wants to reach out to her G.I.s. She wants to tell them how she feels:

“All of you in the cockpits of your planes, on the aircraft carriers, those who are loading the bombs, those who are repairing the planes, those who are working on the 7th fleet, please think what you are doing. Are these people your enemy? … If they told you the truth, of what your targets really are, you wouldn’t fight, you wouldn’t kill. You were not born and brought up by your mothers to be killers. We must all try very, very hard to remain human beings.”

They hated her for it; they still do. But she was not wrong and she did not stop. Today, Jane Fonda may be best remembered for her workout tapes–the best selling VHS of all time–but not many know that all that exercise generated income that was funnelled into the leftist Campaign for Economic Democracy. Like Jane, we must keep exercising, not just our bodies, but our right to speak out against injustice wherever we may find it.

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released July 1, 2023

Gluteus Maximus are Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir & President Bongo

Produced by President Bongo
Vocals by Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir, President Bongo, Phượng Dung

Everlasting philosophical arguments by Ámundi Sigurðsson, Ester Bíbí Ásgeirsdóttir, Páll Hjaltason and Lilja Pálmadóttir.

Recorded by President Bongo, Magnús Jóhann Ragnarsson & Oliver Liab

Written by Phượng Dung, Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir, Urður Hákonardóttir, Högni Egilsson, Atli Bollason, Sísí Ey, Jimi Tenor, Margeir Steinar Ingólfsson & Stephan Stephensen.

Mixed by Addi 800 & President Bongo
Mastered by Jörg Burger

Saga by Atli Bollason

Bass Guitar by Þorsteinn Einarsson
Drums by Magnús Trygvason Eliasen
Guitar & Trident by Daníel Friðrik Böðvarsson

Drum & Synth Programming by President Bongo

Strings by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason & Óttar Sæmundsen

Keys by Magnús Jóhann Ragnarsson

Designed by Paul Mcmenamin
Photography by Stephan Stephensen

LAPB silhouette by Gabríel Patay & Linda Loeskow.
LAPB text by Haukur S. Magnússon

Les Aventures de President Bongo is supported by The city of Reykjavík. Reynir Berg Þorvaldsson (RRS), Tónlistarsjóður & Hljóðritasjóður.

Executive Producer Andri Sveinsson.

Published by Editon Radio Bongo/SMV
Contact: more@radiobongo.fm
www.radiobongo.fm

Thanx: Thi Phượng le, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Kurt Uenala, Oliver Laib, John Bresland, RRS, Gunna Maggý.

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